Well I now have 3500 miles on my Commander IIs, and they show very little by way of wear. Both look nearly new. By this time I would have serious wear on the rear while running Dunlops. I was getting about 5600-6500 miles per rear tire running Dunlops, and I'm pretty certain I'll have no problem getting 10000 out of the C-2s.
I realize part of it is the pavement is much cooler now. But even riding in the winter, my Dunlops were toast after 6500 miles. In the summer, I was lucky to get 5600 miles out of 'em. I ride 20K plus every year, often 30K plus, so this is a huge issue for me.
I do think the C-2s ride a little rougher in general than the Dunlops, but I have had no issues wet or dry as pertaining to traction under throttle. I should be classified as a very aggressive type rider. I live by the rule "if you ride long enough, you're gonna go down." So get on your bike, get where the heck you're going, and get off, as fast as possible. Cuts down on road time.
37 pounds in rear, 34 in front.
Ride In Peace, Rick "Rubberdown" Massey
Ride Forever Free, Larry Weaver